Wednesday  October 11th 2017 – £12.00 on door, £10.00 in advance

Tom Kincaid’s ‘Piano Greats’

(piano, violin, & double bass)

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One of the finest pianists in the UK, club favourite Tom returns to play a swathe of jazz standards that he loves. Tom’s playing can reflect a myriad of jazz styles, one minute sounding like Teddy Wilson (Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald) and the next you’ll hear the close harmony chords reminiscent of the great Bill Evans – throughout his playing there’s a lightness of touch and effortless dexterity that defies traditional technique. So, with Ben Holder on violin and vocals and Paul Jefferies playing double bass we’re pretty well assured of a melodic, humorous and dynamic brace of sets.


Wednesday  November 1st 2017 – £15.00 on door, £12.00 in advance
(note date of this concert changed from 8th to 1st November)

Alan Barnes – Quintet – celebrating Gershwin

(clarinet/sax, violin/vocals, piano, bass & drums)

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One of our ‘specials’ this quintet show will have you tapping your feet throughout and we’re confident leaving the night with a huge smile. Alan is constantly nominated and awarded for his superb clarinet and sax playing. He arrives with an armoury of reed instruments and uses all of them to fabulous effect. A brilliant musician and renowned for his fabulous sense of humour.  On stage with Alan will be the brilliant and again award winning pianist Craig Milverton, superb drummer Nick Millward, violinist Ben Holder and bassist Paul Jefferies. We can promise you the ‘toppest’ of quality jazz.

PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL PRICE FOR THIS CONCERT £12.00 IF BOOKED AHEAD.


 

Wednesday  December 6th 2017 – £12.00 on door, £10.00 in advance

Ben Holder’s Gypsy Jazz Christmas Special

(violin/vocals, guitar, double bass & drums)

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Ben will be recording a new Christmas album featuring festive jazz standards as well as a clutch of his own compositions. The quartet (Ben, Jez Cook, Paul and drummer Nick Millward) will be performing most of these live and of course the CD will be available for sale on the night. Ben’s prowess as a violinist is legendary, but his composing is also first class – full of melody and for this new CD imbued with an infectious sense of gypsy jazz swing. Jez Cook is truly an astounding guitarist and few know that he is one of the most respected ‘manouche’ players in the UK, so it seemed natural for Ben to record his new material with Jez playing the classic Maccaferry acoustic guitar, with ex-Gypsy Fire bassist Paul and top drummer Nick Millward on a cut-down kit playing predominantly brushes.

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